Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia


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RATINGS: 1245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Coopers Sparkling Ale is brewed naturally by the centuries-old top fermentation method just as it was in the beginning by Thomas Cooper. This beer displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavour enhanced by a soft, fruity character and the sediment which gives it a cloudy appearance.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (1861) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Aroma is mostly cracker and biscuit but there is also a bit of a honey note. there is a faint earthy hop character but it is pretty faded. Fairly bready and yeasty. Poured a very cloudy pale gold with a thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. I thought I did a good job of leaving the yeast behind but clearly not. Flavor starts with some slightly sweet cracker and biscuit malt notes. There is also some honey to the flavor but less than in the aroma. A fairly assertive bitterness is present, moderately high compared to the malt profile. Low to medium low hop flavor - earthy and woodsy. Slight astringency in the dry finish. The finish also has a bit of a yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall this is an alright beer, but I wouldn't call it good. It probably doesn't help that it was 11 months old by the time it reached me. I think I would like a bit yet yeast character and a bit more hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
JStax (5498) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy copper with a white head of foam. The aroma has spices, astringent grainy notes, and a bit of creamy vanilla. Sweet and a bit spice forward in taste. Prickly carbonation. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rane (1037) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. An easygoing beer. Amber with white head. Aroma pines, grass. Taste light hoppy, some malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FinnIckler (99) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2016 Bottle from beers of the world in Winterthur. Pours golden yellow with soft white head. Taste starts fruity mild with notes of wheat and bread. Palate is sweet and a bit bitter. Finish is citrus and more bitterness. All right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phfyysik (791) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2016
Pours golden with light head. Aroma is berries, sourness, some malts, sweet fruits. Taste is bitter, caramel, some yeast, fruits, biscuit, herbs. Quite nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (1160) - SPAIN - SEP 4, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2016 From Saveur-Biere. In Teku glass. Lightly fruity, with a sparkling feeling that seems to come from a spicy profile more than from carbonation. Highly drinkable and refreshing, with some taste and a pleasant nose

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain. A: Golden. T: Malt, sweet, slightly bitter, watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tezminator (47) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2016
A solid beer from Coopers. I taste a little bit of fruit and herbs. Moderate bitterness and a nice alcohol kick at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Igorsommelier (2) - MACAÉ, BRAZIL - AUG 2, 2016 does not count
Yellow color beer, nice foam fruity and sweet aromas like Orange Peel, yellowfruits, barley malt, bread and mellon. Light body, medium bitterness uns light sweet. The final is medium bitterner wich medium persistence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ferrinche (79) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2016
Es una Ale correcta, aunque le falta algo de carácter, no acaba de entrar del todo bien, y la experiencia queda un poco amargada por dejar un regusto un tanto artificial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (819) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 Noticed some sediment butt at the bottom and opted not to pour that in. Even still a bit hazy from the bottle conditioning. Mmm a nice fruity ale that reminds me of the hand pumped ales in London. Dry finish with pears really tasty. Wonderful old school British ale. Really enjoyable.

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